The Insurance Company President Obama Never Mentions

  • It denies access to individuals with pre-existing conditions by imposing waiting periods.
  • Its plans are not subject to the same restrictions applied to all other forms of insurance under ObamaCare.
  • A backroom deal cut in Sen. Harry Reid’s office exempts its plans from the new tax on health insurers.

It’s called the “AARP Insurance Plan,” a wholly owned subsidiary of AARP. It sells Medigap insurance, which will greatly expand when ObamaCare cuts subsidies for Medicare Advantage plans. AARP, over the strong objection of most seniors, supported ObamaCare.

The information above came from Chris Jacobs, a health policy analyst with the Republican Policy Committee.

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  1. Tom H. says:

    And which side was AARP on, on the health bill that completely screws the seniors? Let me guess.

  2. Bruce says:

    This is probably more sleazy than the deal they made with the AMA and the deal they did with PhRMA. Although it’s a close call. These people seem to have no shame.

  3. Ken says:

    AARP has completely sold out its membership. Seniors are bearing more than half the cost of Obama Care.

  4. Bruce says:

    If a for-profit company did this the executives would probably be sent to jail.

  5. Russell Little says:

    I think AARP sold out all their members! Now whenever I get something from AARP I shred it, stuff it back in the envelop and mail it witout a stamp — let them pay the postage due — just maybe they will really understand what the members think of this sell out!!!!

  6. artk says:

    Bull s**t. The link shows over a dozen carriers and with the exception of one or two, all of them have 6 month waiting times.

  7. Linda Gorman says:


    If virtually all of the carriers have waiting periods and you think that AARP policies are reasonable, are you then against the Senate Bill provision limiting waiting periods for employee health insurance to 90 days and levying fines on employers with waiting periods of more than a month?

  8. artk says:


    I’m saying that it’s demagoguery to focus on AARP when some 16 or 17 out of 19 of the health insurance carriers have waiting periods with some 14 of them 6 months. It’s also demagoguery to relate a coverage list effective this March 1st to a bill that wasn’t approved at that time. You specifically mentioned the Senate bill, is that your way of saying the waiting period has been removed in the reconciliation act under consideration?

  9. Linda Gorman says:

    Reconciliation has nothing to do with my point. On page 97, lines 1-6 of the Senate bill (H.R. 3590 as of November 21, 2009), there is a fine on large employers that have a waiting period that “exceeds 30 days but does not exceed 60 days.” For waiting periods that exceed 60 days, the fine is $600. [p. 350, lines 3-10] It is illegal to have a waiting period for coverage that exceeds 90 days.

    Either the Senate Bill restrictions are good, in which case current AARP policy is bad, or current AARP policy makes sense, in which case the Senate Bill fines are bad. A related question is whether AARP is exempt from the Senate Bill requirements, and, if so, why good policy eliminates one set of waiting periods but not another?

  10. artk says:

    Linda sez: “A related question is whether AARP is exempt from the Senate Bill requirements, and, if so, why good policy eliminates one set of waiting periods but not another?”

    Do you have one iota of evidence that they are exempt from the law that will soon be final?